Data old school style

3,500-year-old data indexing [VIDEO]

Data indexing is central to modern information management. That’s the job of recording dates, storage locations, types of information, and so on. Without indexing, computers can’t locate and recall information quickly. 

The history of information management dates back to a time when clay tablets were hi-tech. The ancient Hittites were great innovators when it came to managing the information about their extensive empire. In this video enFact, we look at a 3,500-year-old method for indexing data.

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